Kong vs. Paw vs. Charles

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Description

What is Kong?

Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.

What is Paw?

Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.

What is Charles?

Charles is a web proxy (HTTP Proxy / HTTP Monitor) that runs on your own computer. Your web browser (or any other Internet application) is then configured to access the Internet through Charles, and Charles is then able to record and display for you all of the data that is sent and received.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Kong?
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Why do developers choose Paw?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Kong?
No Cons submitted yet for Kong
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What are the cons of using Charles?
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use Kong?
54 companies on StackShare use Kong
What companies use Paw?
18 companies on StackShare use Paw
What companies use Charles?
15 companies on StackShare use Charles

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kong?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong
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What are some alternatives to Kong, Paw, and Charles?

  • Istio - Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft
  • linkerd - Twitter-Style Operability for Microservices
  • seneca - A Micro-Services toolkit for Node.js
  • Micro - A microservice toolkit

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